umich03jm (2177) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - AUG 28, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: SEP 1, 2013 Bottle. Pours a dark amber color with a small foamy head that fades to a ring. Aromas are caramel, grain, grass, and some light chocolate too. Taste has a nice light grainy sweetness and light bitterness. More malty and flavorful than most marzens. Nice caramel, light toffee and fruit, and some grassy hops. Medium body, goes down smooth. Awesome Oktoberfest.
Homer321 (2134) - Rock Ridge, Florida, USA - NOV 9, 2013
3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
bottle thanks to senseimike. Aroma is full of toast and bread crust. small off white head, good lacing. slightly hazy deep red color. Flavor is initially very bitter with a sweet malt backbone that turns to a chocolate and roast in the finish. moderate carbonation. man, the finish is just too roasty and chocolate for me, almost astringent. very drying.
Styles (2014) - Lincoln Park, Michigan, USA - SEP 6, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Darker amber, decent off white head, nice lacing. Lots of special roast in aroma, faint herbal/spicy hop character in the background. Flavor much the same, lots of roast, herbal/spicy hop backend. Medium carbonation. Interesting take, just not my thing.
SuperDave (1932) - Beautiful Sunny Mesa, Arizona, USA - JAN 16, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy amber color pour with a small foamy head. Aroma is sweet caramel malt, toasted nuts, a hint of spicy hops and vanilla. Flavor is slightly sweet and caramely with a bit of hops on the finish. Highly drinkable.
tomthompson89 (1905) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 30, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
brownish decent head, nose is sweet with spicy aroma. flavor is similar with a touch of hops for bittering and a good maltyness. good beer
TheHOFF43 (1759) - Robbinsdale, Minnesota, USA - DEC 15, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours dark orange with thin head. Aroma is sweet with a sweet flavor as well. Nice Oktoberfest.
mikem409 (1612) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - SEP 18, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at union. Pour is dark orange no head. Sugar aroma. Taste is pecan and toasted sugar. Very nice oktoberfest
SuzyGreenberg (1603) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 17, 2010
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
12 oz bottle; thanks to deyholla for the trade; clear dark amber with thick creamy tan head lingering; orange peel, stale malt, almost metallic aroma; sweet malt, dried fruit, honey; nose definitely seems off to me with obvious metallic notes; not as bad as the stout infections, but heading that way IMO; some sour is there in the flavors too; not sure what Short’s deal is lately
milewide (1580) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - AUG 28, 2010
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
OK, but nothing outstanding. Above average for an Oktoberfest, but pretty average for a Short’s Brew.
dionysus (1448) - Arizona, USA - NOV 5, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle pours deep amber with an off-white head. Aroma is packed full of malty notes, showing sweet caramel, toasted malt, and a slight hint of vanilla finished off by a light earthy hop. Flavor shows basically the same. Overall body is moderate, soft, and chewy. Not a whole lot about this one to keep interest other than it’s easy drinkability.